As the countdown to FOSS4G 2013 moves inexorably towards the magic 6 months mark, we are starting to see the shape of the conference slowly form before our eyes….
- Most of the keynote speakers have now been announced, and we’re delighted with the range of experience and perspectives of those who have agreed to help set the tone
- The Academic Track submissions period is now closed, and the process of selecting papers for publication and presentation is underway
- Proposals for workshops can still be submitted until the end of March, with another two weeks beyond this (until 12th April to be precise) for proposals for presentations – we’ve had a number of good proposals already, but we are keen to maximise opportunities for hands-on learning and sharing, so don’t hold back if you’ve got an idea!
- Early bird registration runs until 31st May, but some accommodation types are limited, so get in early if you want the best choice
In the meantime, we’ve busy working on facilities, entertainment options, the hackathon on 16th Sept, and attracting more sponsors (we’re pretty happy with those who’ve signed up so far). And remember, September has officially been designated Maptember in the UK with a whole host of great events, so book out the month now (assuming you haven’t already).